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WELCOME to the 2022-23 edition of the Mock Gambling Thread!  Another off-season is in the books and we're here for another year of the MGT!  Will Keyser_Soze repeat?  Will we see a past champion reclaim their throne?  Or will a new contender rise from the depths of Loserville to add their name to the list of illustrious winners?  Will Slug still always go all-in on Washington games no matter the odds or his leaderboard position because he's got trauma from being a fan of that team? (Yes.)  Happy September, everybody!  Let's do this.

 

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The Mock Gambling Thread is a competition that is a part gambling and part prediction contest. The competition lasts for the entirety of the NFL season and post-season and is open to all regular board members.  Each player starts with fictional $1,000 that you can gamble as much or as little as you like on each week's Feature Game. There are two ways to increase your cash:

  •     Bet on the outcome of the Featured Game each week (with the spread). The featured game will be chosen each week from among the nationally televised games with the line set from when I post the thread.
  •     There will be a number of questions that will ask you to make predictions or to forecast certain outcomes across the NFL during the week. Correct answers earn you cash. You do not lose cash for wrong answers. The types of questions will vary each week, as will the amount of cash they can earn you.

 

The competition continues through NFL season and post-season. At the conclusion of the Super Bowl the user with the most "cash" left will be the winner.

 

THE RULES
1. You make your bet and answer the questions simply by posting on the thread each week with your pick for the featured game along with your bet, followed by your answers to the prediction questions.

2. Everyone starts with $1,000. If a user doesn't start until week 3, they still start with $1,000. Your best bet it to get in early and play every week.

3. If you somehow reach $0 you are not out of the competition. You can't bet on the feature game during weeks that you are broke, but you can answer the prediction questions and hope to earn cash to gamble the following week.

4. IMPORTANT: I will set a deadline for getting your entries for the week in (usually before kick-off of that week's first game). It is imperative that you make your post before the deadline. The entry thread will be locked at the deadline so if you don't get your entry in by then you lose out on the chance to make money that week.

5. I work full time AND am 24/7 on-call AND have a near crippling gaming addiction AND probably drink too much! Responsibilities and personality flaws allowing, I will attempt to post the results and the next week's game/questions each Tuesday, as early as possible. Keep in mind though that there may be some wackiness here and there based on my schedule and hangovers. Pay attention.

6. For the official recording of stats/yardage NFL.com will be used. Whatever their site says on Tuesday morning is what counts.  No whining.

7. Accounts created within the current calendar month are not eligible to play and any entries from such accounts will not be considered.

If you have any questions, ASK!

 

Prize(s): The winner will be declared the Champion of the 5th D1P Edition of the Mock Gambling Thread and also take home a Fanatics.com gift card so you can get some swag from your team!

 

@Keyser_Soze @thewhyteboar @Biggie @BasemntDweller2 @Commissar SFLUFAN @Pikachu @AbsolutSurgen @Kal-El814

 

@ Anyone else I may have missed or who really should get their ass in here and play!

 

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WEEK 1 MOCK GAMBLING - SPREAD AND QUESTIONS

 

DEADLINE FOR WEEK 1 ENTRIES - 9/8/2022 (Thursday) 20:19 EASTERN

THREAD WILL BE LOCKED AT THE DEADLINE SO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!

 

Week 1 Feature Game
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys (+1.5)
(Remember you are betting against the spread, not just the outright winner)

 

QUESTIONS
1) What will be the first scoring play of the Feature Game? Bucs TD, Bucs FG, Bucs safety, Cowboys TD, Cowboys FG, Cowboys safety, or other? ($200 for the correct call)

 

2) How many interceptions will be thrown in the Feature Game? ($200 for the correct call)

 

3) How many penalties will be thrown and accepted in the feature game? ($300 for the correct call)

 

4) Which team will score FIRST in the Week 1 match-up between the Raiders and the Chargers?  ($100 for the correct call)

 

5) Call the winners:
Jacksonville at Washington
Green Bay at Minnesota
Cleveland at Carolina
($100 for EACH correct named game winner, $300 bonus if you call all 3 correctly)

 

6) How many total points will be scored in the Baltimore @ N.Y. Jets game? 0-10, 11-24, 25-36, 37-45, or 46-55 or 55+ ($200 for the correct guess)

 

7) Name the player who will score the first touchdown of the season (by "score" we mean "the player holding the ball in the end-zone; don't name a QB unless you are guessing a rushing TD by them) ($300 for the correct answer)

 

8) Name the player who will rush for the most yards AND the player that will have the most receiving yards in week one. ($800 for each player named correctly, $2,000 bonus if both names are called)

 

Good luck!
 
### Example Answer Post and MY ENTRY ###
Buccaneers for $800
1. Bucs TD
2. 2
3. 8
4. Raiders
5. Commanders, Vikings, Panthers
6. 37-45
7. Kupp
8. Gibson, McLaurin
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Obligatory mention @Greatoneshere so he can say he won't participate 😢

 

@silentbob I'm just going to give you a friendly week 1 tip, and maybe it will upset some people but for question 8 ideally you want to pick a receiver and a running back unless you really feel like a running back is going to be a leader in receiving for week 1 (Hey it could happen! :p )

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Feature game Bucs $500

 

 

 

1) What will be the first scoring play of the Feature Game? Bucs TD, Bucs FG, Bucs safety, Cowboys TD, Cowboys FG, Cowboys safety, or other? ($200 for the correct call)

 

Bucs TD

 

2) How many interceptions will be thrown in the Feature Game? ($200 for the correct call) 

 

2

 

3) How many penalties will be thrown and accepted in the feature game? ($300 for the correct call)

12

 

4) Which team will score FIRST in the Week 1 match-up between the Raiders and the Chargers?  ($100 for the correct call)

 

Chargers

 

5) Call the winners:
Jacksonville at Washington
Green Bay at Minnesota
Cleveland at Carolina
($100 for EACH correct named game winner, $300 bonus if you call all 3 correctly)

 

6) How many total points will be scored in the Baltimore @ N.Y. Jets game? 0-10, 11-24, 25-36, 37-45, or 46-55 or 55+ ($200 for the correct guess)

 

7) Name the player who will score the first touchdown of the season (by "score" we mean "the player holding the ball in the end-zone; don't name a QB unless you are guessing a rushing TD by them) ($300 for the correct answer)

 

Akers

 

8) Name the player who will rush for the most yards AND the player that will have the most receiving yards in week one. ($800 for each player named correctly, $2,000 bonus if both names are called)

 

Cam Akers, Cooper Kupp

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9 hours ago, Keyser_Soze said:

Obligatory mention @Greatoneshere so he can say he won't participate 😢

 

@silentbob I'm just going to give you a friendly week 1 tip, and maybe it will upset some people but for question 8 ideally you want to pick a receiver and a running back unless you really feel like a running back is going to be a leader in receiving for week 1 (Hey it could happen! :p )

@Dodger did the same thing

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2 hours ago, Dodger said:

I have no idea what I'm doing, just change my rushing pick to Cam Akers then. I'm trying to watch more football this year, but I say that every year. 

The running back rushes with the ball. The receivers catch the ball thrown from the quarterback.  🤣

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Brady seems confused and lost. Almost as if drinking your own pee every day is bad for you. But betting on the cowboys? Fuck no. I’ll take the pee drinker.

 

Bucs $600

Bucs FG

3

8

Chargers

Jaguars/Packers/Panthers

37-45

Kupp

Jonathan Taylor - Cooper Kupp

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